Valentines recipes

Valentines recipes

Valentines Day hearts

Valentines Day is a great way of showing that extra special person in your life just how much you love them (and that you are a dab hand in the kitchen and can prepare a special homemade Valentines treats for you both to share!).  What better way to celebrate Valentines Day than to spend time together and eat some delicious homemade treats such as chocolate trufflesrich chocolate brownies, chocolate truffle cupcakes, chocolate mousse or chocolate roulade?  We have some great Valentines recipes for you to try.  If you haven’t made a Valentines Day treat at home before, why not make this year the year that you try?

Why is chocolate associated with Valentines Day?

Valentines Day chocolates

Valentines Day chocolates

Having read the various blogs and articles on the web around this issue, the general consensus appears to be the following:

  • Chocolate is an aphrodisiac containing an endorphin called phenylethylamine – all you need to know is that this has been linked to falling in love!
  • Giving chocolate as a gift is almost as old as time itself – it’s something we just do!
  • Chocolate makes us feel good, so there is no better way of celebrating Valentines Day

Great tasting Valentines recipes

Below are some great tasting Valentines recipes for you to cook and prepare at home – why not show your love in an extra special way this year by making these chocolate treats yourself?

Chocolate truffles

Valentines recipes - Rum and chocolate truffles

Rum and chocolate truffles

Chocolate brownies

Valentines recipes - Chocolate brownies

Chocolate brownies

Chocolate truffle cupcake

Valentines recipes - Nest of truffles cupcake

Nest of truffles cupcake

Chocolate mousse

Valentines recipes - Chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse

Chocolate roulade

Valentines recipes - Chocolate roulade

Chocolate roulade

Chocolate cake

Valentines recipes - Chocolate sponge cake

Chocolate sponge cake